Accident results in power outage
FOLLANSBEE - About 10 homes on Mahan Lane were without power Sunday morning after a vehicle struck a utility pole near 257 Mahan Lane at about 3:46 a.m.
The driver, Chalon M. Howe, 45, 218 Lee Road, Follansbee, was charged by the Brooke County Sheriff's Department with driving under the influence and driving while suspended.
Howe told deputies she swerved to miss an animal in the road.
Crews with Mon Power arrived later that morning to restore power to the affected homes.
Recycling center planning drawing
NEW CUMBERLAND - The Hancock County Solid Waste Authority is holding a recycling bin drawing for residents who use the recycling center.
Residents who visit the center, 832 Gas Valley Road, can enter a drawing to win a tumbling composter or one of 40 recycling tubs. A drawing will be held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 22.
The drawing is for Hancock County residents only, with a limit of one entry per day and one winner per household. Residents wishing to enter the drawing must show a valid driver's license and a copy of their most recent trash bill. The address on the driver's license and trash bill must match.
Identification will be required to claim any prize, but winners do not have to be present for the drawing.
All prizes must be claimed by Jan. 31. A list of winning entries will be posted at the facility by Dec. 29, although the names of winning entrants will not be given out over the phone.
The recycling center opened in December 2010 and is now open six days a week. Winter hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.
Teen injured crossing street
CHESTER - A 14-year-old Chester boy was injured Sunday night when he ran into a trailer being pulled by a pickup truck on Carolina Avenue, police said.
Chester Police Chief Ken Thorn said the boy was crossing on foot in the area of Hancock County Savings Bank, in the 300 block of Carolina Avenue, at about 6 p.m. Sunday when the accident happened.
Thorn did not know the name of the boy or the pickup truck driver. The boy was transported by helicopter to a nearby hospital, but Thorn was not sure which one.
"From all indications, he saw the truck coming and, as soon as the truck passed, he ran out but didn't see the trailer," Thorn said.
Chester Police are continuing the investigation.